Due to the aligned agendas of the state and the central government, Varanasi should witness a boost in the completion of pending infrastructural projects. The PM is taking special interest in promoting the city as a tourism hub, being the elected MP from the city.
Varanasi has seen an upswing in developmental activities, which will go a long way in facilitating tourism in the city. Among the many projects, here are a few that should set the trend:
- the Prime Minister is about to inaugurate two bridges on the Ganga, which have been under construction for the past eleven years.
- Ring Road project will decongest the city and is expected to be fully ready in nine months
- The state has submitted an Rs 480-cr proposal to the centre, for the development of ghats and the city’s circumambulation paths.
- The CM has approved the construction of a new circuit, termed as the ‘Pavan Path’, aiming to link twenty prominent temples, including Kal Bhairav and Kashi Vishwanath.
- Varanasi’s Assi ghat will soon get a digital museum
- Rs 533-cr sewage treatment plant to rid Varanasi’s rural areas of bad odour and hence will enhance tourism across the city.
- Installation of 30,000 new LED streetlight to improve travel conditions during the night.
Give that the state and the centre have the same party in power after decades, given their common alignment, budgets and execution are expected to move in tandem. Much of the lost glory of the city is slated to get revived.